P14M drugs seized, 269 drug personalities nabbed in PRO-7 SEMPO

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 02/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Almost P14 million worth of illegal drugs were seized, and Central Visayas police arrested 269 drug suspects during their 3-day Synchronized Enhanced Managing of Police Operations (SEMPO) conducted from February 24 to February…

High-powered firearms, explosives seized from chief tanod in Balamban town

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Law enforcers here arrested a chief tanod (village watchman) in Balamban town on Saturday, December 12, 2020, for the illegal possession of high-powered firearms and explosives. The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in…

Explosives found in last month’s Jolo, Sulu blast site

Catherine Gonzales, Julie Alipala 09/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard discovered abandoned explosive materials in Barangay Walled City in Jolo, Sulu Saturday evening,  nearly a month after the twin blasts in the same village on August 24 that killed 15 people and wounded…

Cebu City cops seize 15 loose guns in mountain brgys

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City policemen have confiscated 15 loose firearms in the hinterland barangays of Cebu City in a week’s time. Police Lieutenant Colonel Randy Korret, City Mobile Force Company  (CMFC) of the Cebu City…

EOD personnel in NegOcc safely detonate recovered explosives

Florence Baesa 05/05/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental—The Explosives and Ordnance Battalion (EOD) under operational control of the 303rd Infantry Brigade successfully detonated five explosives recovered in Barangay Busay,  Bago City, Negros Occidental on Monday, May 4, 2020. The explosives were found…

Mountain brgy residents in Cebu City turn over 179 loose guns, grenades, ammo

Alven Marie A. Timtim 01/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 179 loose firearms, explosives and ammunition were turned over from residents of Cebu City’s mountain barangays on January 9 and 10, 2020. Police Lieutenant Randy Korret, Cebu City Police Office…

San Francisco town mayor, vice mayor freed after posting P750K bail

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Arrested San Francisco town Mayor Aly Arquillano and Vice Mayor Al Arquillano were granted temporary liberty after posting a bail of P750,000 on Thursday, May 2. Retired Judge Meinrado Paredes, legal counsel of…

Danao City court to hear motion to bail of Arquillano brothers this afternoon

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A court in Danao City will hear this afternoon (April 8) the application for bail of the camp of San Francisco Mayor Aly Arquillano and Vice Mayor Al Arquillano. Read more: San Francisco mayor,…

Lawyers accuse police of human rights violations in Arquillano brothers arrest

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The camp of the Arquillano brothers have accused the police of “irregularities” in implementing the search on their ancestral home in San Francisco town, Camotes Island on Thursday morning. Retired Judge Meinrado Paredes…

Police officer held for illegal possession of explosives

Inquirer.net 11/25/2018

DAVAO CITY – A police officer was arrested here for violation of Republic Act No. 9516 or illegal manufacture, sales, possession of firearms and explosives. Chief Supt. Marcelo C. Morales, Davao regional police director, said they arrested…

Firearms, explosives seized during arrest of Farhana Maute

Inquirer.net 06/10/2017

ILIGAN CITY – Assorted firearms and explosives were seized during the arrest of Farhana Romato Maute, mother of terrorist leaders Omar and Abdullah, in Masiu, Lanao del Sur on Friday. Chief Supt. Reuben Sindac, the Autonomous Region…

Policewoman tied to Abu Sayyaf faces more raps over guns, explosives

Inquirer, Inquirer.net 04/26/2017

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — More charges are being prepared against alleged Abu Sayyaf conduit, Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza, following the discovery of firearms, ammunition and bomb-making components inside her house in Malaybalay City in Bukidnon. The…

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